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Equality driving social changes around world 0

Some things catch you by surprise. The fall of the Soviet Union was one. Arab Spring was another — few saw the Middle Eastern revolutions for democratic rule coming. Yet change was at work for years. Today, social changes are sweeping the world. Driving them is a fundamental human demand for equality. We don’t always […]

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Posted on: 03-8-2014
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Yes, we want it; no, we don’t 0

Maybe our media will finally start filtering the noise. As President Obama releases his 2015 budget, the Beltway babble has already fixated on defense spending and Social Security – and which is the “most unkindest cut of all.” But there’s more to the budget than meets the sound bite. Does it really include defense cuts […]

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Posted on: 03-4-2014
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Political Fervor 0

by Lauren Sandler Arrive Magazine March/April 2014 Donna Brazile’s reputation of total commitment to her students – and telling a hell of a good story – has attracted not just Georgetown government majors but premed students to her women’s and gender studies classes, too. She’s far better known for her appearances in the CNN studio […]

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Posted on: 03-1-2014
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Why I am a Democrat and why your vote should count 0

In her 1976 keynote address to the Democratic National Committee, Texas Rep. Barbara Jordan said words I will never forget: “We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted. This can be accomplished only by providing each citizen with every […]

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Posted on: 02-27-2014
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Beware of those who predict 0

I suppose we like to predict the future because uncertainty makes us uncomfortable. Or maybe we just like the game of analysis. Before a baseball season starts, for example, you’ll find experts predicting who will win the pennant races and the World Series. Indeed, it’s not even a month after the Super Bowl and you […]

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Posted on: 02-24-2014
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License to kill: your life or your future? 0

James Bond, 007, has a “license to kill.” Under the expanded self-defense laws in 22 states known as “stand your ground,” lawmakers have effectively issued a license to kill to anyone walking the streets. I have many problems with “stand your ground” laws. A number of studies show that violence has risen in the states […]

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Posted on: 02-21-2014
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The south goes to pot 0

It seems marijuana – at least for medical use – is sweeping the nation. From illinois medical marijuana doctors to dispensaries popping up everywhere, more than 20 states and the District of Columbia have either legalized medical marijuana or decriminalized its possession, and in two states, Colorado and Washington, voters recently legalized its recreational use. […]

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Posted on: 02-17-2014
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The good news you haven’t heard 0

Do you like surprises? I have two surprises for you: At least 19 states already in 2014, nearly half, are posting budget surpluses. Yes, surpluses. The other surprise: Since Obama took office, the national deficit has been reduced by half. The media are not missing these stories. We’ve heard so little about them because the […]

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Posted on: 02-11-2014
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Enough already with the obsession over Hillary Clinton 0

Sometimes I think the media live in a time warp. There’s so much talk about Hillary Clinton and the expanding/shrinking/expanding field of possible Republican candidates, you’d think we’re in the middle of an Olympics ratings battle. The media focus on 2016 is like a “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” without Rocky. It’s really an obsession that […]

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Posted on: 02-10-2014
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Move country forward again 0

“Like the America he serves, Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit.” Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, watched the two-minute standing ovation Congress gave Sgt. Remsburg, and tweeted: “Thanks to Army Ranger Cory Remsburg and his sacrifices, POTUS finished on a powerful note.” […]

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Posted on: 02-5-2014
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